The Monkees ‎– Head

Colgems ‎– COSO-5008
Vinyl, LP, Album, Foil Sleeve

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A1 No Artist Opening Ceremony 1:19
A2 The Monkees Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head")
Written-By – Goffin And King
A3 The Monkees Ditty Diego - War Chant 1:27
A4 The Monkees Circle Sky
Written-By – Nesmith*
A5 No Artist Supplicio 0:49
A6 The Monkees Can You Dig It
Written-By – Tork*
A7 No Artist Gravy 0:05
B1 No Artist Superstitious 0:06
B2 The Monkees As We Go Along
Written-By – King*, Stern*
B3 No Artist Dandruff? 0:40
B4 The Monkees Daddy's Song
Written-By – Nilsson*
B5 No Artist Poll 1:12
B6 The Monkees Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again
Written-By – Tork*
B7 No Artist Swami - Plus Strings
Arranged By [Strings] – Ken Thorne



Original issue with reflective silver foil cover. (Later issues used a flat grey print cover instead).

Track A2 has a full minute edited out from the soundtrack.
(The full version can be found on the later Rhino RNLP 145 issue, with foil sleeve)

An Original Soundtrack Recording

Some copies have "NOT FOR SALE PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY" pressed onto foil sleeve and are considered the same as releases without.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): WZRS--5389-5S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A): ARG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): WZRS--5390-5S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B): AIB

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R1 528615 The Monkees Head(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Rhino Records (2) R1 528615 US 2011 Sell This Version
LIG CD 5001 The Monkees Head(CD, Album, RE) Lightning (3) LIG CD 5001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RHM2 525670 The Monkees Head(Box, Ltd, Rep + CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + 7") Rhino Handmade RHM2 525670 US 2010 Sell This Version
COSO-5008 The Monkees Head(LP, Album, Foi) Colgems COSO-5008 US 1968 Sell This Version
R2 71795 The Monkees Head(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rhino Records (2) R2 71795 US Unknown Sell This Version


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June 12, 2016
How is Jack nicholson connected to this? Sounds interesting I think.


February 16, 2016

This album is ridiculously good, no matter your opinion on the movie. It contains some of the best original work from Tork and Nesmith (Circle Sky is a brilliant song that has never received it's due credit) and masterpieces by GoffIn/King and the darkly loveable Harry Nilsson. Interspersed is an odd assortment of bits from the movie that highlight the anti-establishment, anti-war and anti-commercialism themes of the movie. It even ends with a trippy swami musing on consciousness followed by a nice ending string suite.


May 17, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

What a mess the Monkees made of themselves. They imagined that they were 'wronged' by record producer Don Kirshner. Don Kirshner's crime? Insisting on studio musicians and proven songwriters for the group's songs (many of them going to the top of the charts). Apparently, the Monkees were upset by their sudden success and fame.

So the Monkees continued their self-destruction, and made this 'psychedelic' mess of a movie, wasting not only the Monkees' talents, but everyone from Annette Funicello's to Frank Zappa's. This was the 'new' 'hip' Monkees. It was a quick ride from the top of the TV ratings' list to this confusing and pretentious movie with the triple XXX title. I can't get through the movie (I've tried twice).

Even the usually sublime Goffin and King writing combination fails here, as 'The Porpoise Song' is some sort of trippy paean to those gentle sea creatures...'the porpoise is waving goodbye...' Shades of the coming idiotic environmental movement and Of Course Our Eventual Inevitable Apocalypse.

It's hard after all these years to defend four young men who were handed everything on a silver platter and then threw it all away by insisting they were 'artists'. But that is what was happening in the late sixties. Rock and roll music was by now 'art' and it was becoming all quite pompous. Suddenly, the very fine band that was Buffalo Springfield was now the 'supergroup' Crosby, Stills and Nash.

After all these years, I finally understand the Sex Pistols. It was lovely of them to refuse their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Methinks we need to blow the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame up and somehow reinvent the Fender Stratocaster. It's ironic that so many of the Monkees' fans consider their entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame so necessary. I used to feel so, until I fully appreciated the grief that they gave Don Kirshner for his producing their excellent pop music, which they performed for enthusiastic crowds for three decades after their 'break-up'.

I realize there are dedicated Monkees' fans here and they no doubt truly enjoy this album (and the movie).

Sorry if I have rained on your parade.